Open Forum – Saturday

17 June 2017

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7 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  June 17, 2017

    Final score Samoa 0, Hurricane players 64 rest of All Blacks 14 …

  2. Zedd

     /  June 17, 2017

    ‘Despicable me 2’ starting soon.. gotta go…………….. 🙂

    • Gezza

       /  June 17, 2017

      (Slip away quietly, I’ll tell no one)

  3. Ellipses in Absentia

     /  June 17, 2017

    The world’s most expensive bed. SB over on the whale posts the last words of Steve Jobs …or maybe not. Who cares, this is worth a read…

    I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.
    In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.
    However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
    At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.
    In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.
    Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.

    It should be something more important:
    For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.
    No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.
    God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.
    I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.
    This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.
    Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.
    What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.
    You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.
    Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.
    Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.
    Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…
    Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 17, 2017

      These have been debunked, they are not his last words.

      The chances of someone who’s so close to death from cancer saying something like this are probably non-existent .

      His real last words were ‘Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow.’

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  June 17, 2017

        Yes, it’s silly nonsense in the context of his life. Quite unbelieveable and insufferably sanctimonious.

  4. patupaiarehe

     /  June 18, 2017

    An interesting opinion piece, from ‘the local rag’…

    I’d like to tell you this story. But I can’t. I am among the walking muted.
    The people at the heart of this story are silenced. They have been paid off to keep quiet.

    http://sunlive.co.nz/news/155823-opening-up-about-workplace-bullying.html